Juneau is the capital of Alaska. Nearby Mendenhall Glacier sits within the Tongass National Forest – the largest national forest in the United States. Juneau is a popular location for whale and other marine watching, including Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, killer whales and humpback whales, which return to the area each summer to feed on krill and herring. Juneau has about 60 humpbacks that frequent the area and are so commonly viewed that many tour operators offer a guaranteed sighting or your money back.
nearby locations include Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness Area, Admiralty Island National Monument, Tongass National Forest, and Kootznoowoo Wilderness.